Football Tournament Marks New Education Opportunities For Pupils

Fri 18th March 2022

Today saw the inaugural Rangers Charity Foundation Wider Achievement inter-school football tournament take place at a sunny Benburb FC in Govan.

Teams from John Paul Academy, St Pauls High, Cleveden Secondary, Lourdes Secondary, Govan High and Kings Park Secondary all took part in the 7-aside tournament with Cleveden Secondary the eventual winners.

S3 – S5 pupils from this group of local schools have been coming to the Ibrox Community Hub every week all school term for assistance with additional qualifications, vocational experience and real coaching sessions to prepare them for the next steps in their education or careers.

Jamie Duncanson, Senior Community Executive at the Rangers Charity Foundation said:

“Today’s tournament is a reward for the hard work our Wider Achievement candidates have put in since the beginning of the school term in August 2021.

We have over 120 secondary pupils from various partner schools who attend the programme one full day per week at the stadium working towards SQA, First Aid at Work and First Aid for Mental Health awards as an additional widening access to their school curriculum. 

This vocational way of learning allows them to experience crucial live environment exposure that supports their journey towards the world of work”

Greg Leighton Employability Officer from St Paul’s High School commented:

 “ This is the fourth year we have worked in partnership with the Rangers Charity Foundation in relation to the Wider Achievement programme. Our candidates love coming to the stadium one day per week gaining several qualifications and attending a live working environment. The school see it as an important part of their development”

If your school is interested in taking part in the Wider Achievement programme, please contact

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